Sporting crushes Maxime Crépeau and the Whitecaps


Forward Alan Pulido scored twice, putting the needle on a penalty shot, to help Sporting defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 on Sunday in Kansas City.

In this clash totally dominated by the winners, Daniel Salloi opened the scoring by completing a trade with Pulido shortly before the half hour mark. Then, the latter hit about four minutes later on a « penalty », pushing the ball to the right of goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau. He again beat the Quebecer in the second half, this time with a low shot from the penalty area.

Tim Melia did the shutout for Sporting, who had the upper hand 27-9 in shots attempted. The local favorites framed seven strikes, compared to two for the Whitecaps, who claim seven points in six games.

Another defeat for the next rivals of CF Montreal

In Ohio, Gonzalo Higuain got Inter Miami CF back on track by breaking the deadlock in the 85th minute, in a 3-2 win over FC Cincinnati.

The hero of the day has also moved the ropes twice in the game for his team who lost 2-0 against CF Montreal on Wednesday. After Nick Hagglund tied the game three minutes earlier, Higuain started a push by running into the center of the opponent’s zone and he traded the ball with Lewis Morgan to then complete the streak despite a slip by goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer.

Brek Shea opened the scoring for the visitors early in the clash, while Higuain doubled the lead more than half an hour later taking advantage of the enemy defense standstill, which expected a stoppage of play due to injury.

On the side of FC Cincinnati, which has only one point in four outings this season, Alvaro Barreal has deceived the vigilance of John McCarthy in the second half. Head Coach Jaap Stam’s squad travel to Fort Lauderdale to face CF Montreal on Saturday.

Crew’s poor start to the season continues

At Foxborough, the Columbus Crew did not experience the bliss of victory for the fourth time in five outings this season.

This time around, the defending MLS Cup champions were defeated 1-0 by the New England Revolution.

It was Adam Buksa’s success that made the difference in this duel. In the 86th minute, three minutes after entering the game, the Pole redirected a throw from Brendon Bye behind goalkeeper Eloy Room.

In front of his cage, Matt Turner made a save to sign his second shutout in 2021.

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